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Tips for Creating a Home Gym

Working out from home just got easier...
Posted by Anna Jotham on March 24, 2021 in  Decorating and Staging  Home Improvement  Miscellaneous
Working from home is one thing; working out from home is quite another. Whether your gym membership ran out or your club has been closed off and on for public health reasons, chances are the thought of creating a home gym has crossed your mind lately. You're certainly not alone, and the good news is creating your own home gym can be a rewarding experience that pays dividends in terms of your health — not to mention membership savings!   Your home gym: here's what you need to know Of course, it's all too... read more

Tips for Buying a Fixer Upper

Buying a house that needs renovation? Here's what you should keep in mind.
Posted by Anna Jotham on January 03, 2020 in  Home Improvement
Whether you're on a budget, a first-time homeowner who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, or just want the challenge of some DIY, buying a fixer upper may appeal to you for several reasons. You've seen the shows that demonstrate how almost anything is possible, and it's inspiring and intriguing. Imagining what you can do with a property that needs a little love can be fun, but what should you keep in mind when it's time to buy? Let's put on the work gloves and find out!   Buying a fixer upper? Read this f... read more

4 Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Get the space you dream of or a return on your investment (or both) with these tips
Posted by Anna Jotham on July 08, 2019 in  Home Improvement
Get the space you dream of or a return on your investment (or both) with these tips.Whether you’re ready to make your home your own or hoping to get a return on your investment, there are several ways to increase your home’s value. Some are relatively simple while others require a greater investment of time and money. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled some of the best things you can do to up your property value. All you need to do is bring the budget and the elbow grease. Increase your pro... read more

5 Home Renovation Lies Perpetuated by DIY Television

Revealing the truths of home renovation and house flipping
Posted by Anna Jotham on July 08, 2019 in  Home Improvement
Revealing the truths of home renovation and house flipping We hate to burst your bubble, but it’s time the truth came out. Not all of home renovation is as it seems on reality television. Shocking, right?   You can’t blame us for believing. After all, reality television makes it all look so easy to find and flip a fixer upper. Renovations go off without a hitch. It nearly always comes in under budget. And in the end, everything looks amazing, like a picture in a magazine. But the truth of the matt... read more
Bathroom fix-ups remain a top home improvement project for many home buyers. In fact, statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) indicate that nearly 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their remodel.It’s a smart investment, too. According to NAR, "homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain equity and more resale value in their home."But what if you don’t have $20,000 to spend on adding a complete new bathroom? Renovations can be worthwhile, increas... read more
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